This hour, host Kristen Majewski talks to Dr. Daniel Rubens, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Seattle Children’s and cofounder of the SIDS Research Guild, about his groundbreaking research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. He thinks SIDS is in some way connected with inner ear damage, and he and his team are researching the cause, mechanism, and prevention of SIDS. Producer Ben Harden introduces us to the Indiana Jones of mathematics as part of the STEM Story Project (distributed by PRX with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation). And we learn the tumultuous history of the “Last Empress of China” from Mark Hay, contributing editor to Modern Notion.